Mayors Challenge For Water Conservation

Take the Pledge! My Water Pledge is a friendly competition throughout the month of April between cities across the US to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online.

Peoria – Tree Benefits – How to Protect Your Landscape Trees

Peoria Rio Vista Recreation Center 8866 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ, United States

Urban trees clean air, offer stormwater protection, increase property values, and reduce home energy costs. Trees are a wonderful investment to your property and their value gets higher the longer they live. Protect your tree investment by providing the proper care for our desert region. An arborist and landscape expert will dive into the benefits of trees and how to …


Glendale – Rainwater Harvesting

Glendale Main Library 5959 W Brown St, Glendale, Arizona

Rainwater – it’s free, fresh, and filling! Soak up all the benefits and enhance your landscape with passive rainwater techniques. Clint Culberson and Michael Gettens with Galaxy Gardens will share how to direct rainwater to your plants by creating a series of berms, basins, and swales.


Peoria – Irrigation Controller Programing

Peoria Rio Vista Recreation Center 8866 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ, United States

Did you know that your plants’ water needs change monthly, as should your irrigation controller settings? If you are unsure how to adjust or program your irrigation controller, an irrigation and water efficiency expert will cover some basic functions and programing abilities of a typical irrigation controller.


Chandler – DIY Drip Irrigation System Installation

City of Chandler Sunset Library 4930 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ, United States

Whether you’re planning on doing it yourself or hiring a professional, this class will help you learn what to look for and address the questions you need to ask before starting the installation. You’ll get hands-on practice with cutting pipes, inserting emitters, and connecting different parts and pieces.


Chandler – Home Irrigation System Repair & Maintenance

City of Chandler Hamilton Library 3700 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, United States

Maintaining your sprinkler and drip system will save you water, time, and money. A well-maintained irrigation system will reduce the need for repairs and replacements, and will prevent leaks. Learn what the different irrigation components are, how they’re assembled and how to make simple repairs like replacing nozzles as well as more difficult repairs like repairing irrigation valves.


Chandler – Maximizing your Landscape Irrigation System

City of Chandler Basha Library 5990 S Val Vista Dr, Chandler, Arizona

Don’t pay more than you need to for landscape watering. Learn how to optimize your drip and sprinkler system to reach maximum water efficiency by implementing different tools and irrigation components.


Mesa’s How We Use Water and Our Top Five Ways to Save It

How can we reduce the amount of water we use or at least use it more efficiently? After all, we do live in a desert that is experiencing a long-term drought and dwindling Colorado River supplies. Donna DiFrancesco of the City's Environmental and Sustainability Department will discuss: The latest news about the drought and short-term relief from winter rains and snowstorms …


Tempe – Edible Plants of the Sonoran Desert:

Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282 3500 S Rural Rd, Tempe, Arizona, United States

The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the world. Explore the variety of edible plants offered by this and other regional deserts. 


Chandler – Tree Pruning for the Monsoon Season

City of Chandler Downtown Library 22 S Delaware St, Chandler, AZ, United States

No one wants branches or trees falling during monsoon season. Learn how to prepare your landscape for monsoon season through proper pruning, planting techniques, and proper plant selection.


Mesa’s Summer Survival for Plants

Join us on Saturday with University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners who will talk about dealing with summer heat, drought, and monsoon weather. Learn about providing extra attention and care to get your landscape through some of our challenging summer conditions. Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road. Learn more.